Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) 12/05/2020
The Government has announced that the CJRS has been extended until the end of October 2020 and that there are no changes to the scheme at all until 31st July 2020. From August to October the scheme will continue, for all sectors and regions of the UK, but with greater flexibility to support the transition back to work. Employers currently using the scheme will be able to bring furloughed employees back part-time. The Government has said that they will ask employers to start sharing, with the government, the costs of paying people’s salaries. Further detail will follow by the end of May but they have stated that workers will, through the combined efforts of government and employers, continue to receive the same level of support as they do now, at 80% of their salary, up to £2,500.